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The ''America'' Schooner, 170 Tons,
The ''America'' Schooner, 170 Tons, Winning the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup & Passing the ''Victoria & Albert'' off the Needles. Friday, August 22nd 1851.
Augustus Butler, Del.t & Lith.
Printed & Pub.d by Stannard & Dixon, 7 Poland St. [n.d., c.1851.]
Rare tinted lithograph with touches of hand colour. Printed area 280 x 340mm (11 x 13½").
A marine scene showing the Schooner Yacht 'America' sailing off the coast of the Isle of Wight in 1851. HMY Victoria and Albert was a twin-paddle steamer used as the royal yacht. For winning the race, 'America', built by a syndicate of members of the New York Sailing Club, was awarded the '£100 Cup'. Now known as 'The America's Cup' after the first winner, it is the oldest international sporting trophy.
[Ref: 50444]   £950.00  
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The Discovery, Convict Ship (lying at Deptford).
The Discovery, Convict Ship (lying at Deptford). The Vessell which accompanied Capt. Cook, on his last Voyage.
Drawn & Etched by Edw. W. Cooke, 1828.
London, Publisged Feb. 1829.
Etching. 165 x 200mm (6½ x 8"). Small margins. Tear touching plate at top taped.
This 'Discovery' was George Vancouver's lead ship in his voyages to Australia and the Pacific north-west (1791-5), not Cook's (broken up in 1797). After fighting at the Battle of Copenhagen (1801) she became a hospital ship at Sheerness (1807-15), then a convict ship, first at Woolwich (1818-24) then Deptford (1824-c.1831, before being broken up in 1834. Australian interest.
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